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>>why it's difficult to predict is because we still don't know much about the virus. >>now at 6 a coronavirus outbreak continues to grow right now more than 60,000 people around the world are infected. and 13,060 other people have died from the virus 99% of the cases right now are in china. thank you fojoining us tonight, i'm palmore i'm justine waltman ken wayne has the night off and here in california. there are now 8 people infected in the state. the latest patient was among the evacuees were being corn team at the marine corps air station miramar in san diego. experts believe the true scope of the outbreak could be much higher more people have now died fromthe new coronavirus and during the 2002 sars outbreak. darryl forges reports.
>>faces of the novel coronavirus have now surpassed 61, how's it been now after chinese officials reported 15,000 new infections on thursday, the death toll continued to climb as well with more than 1300 dead from the virus, one of the reasons why it's difficult to predict isbecause we still don't know much about the virus. health officials say a change in the way cases are tabulated cause a spike it's not clear if the data proves outbreak is bigger. they previously thought there may be more for milder cases people who do not see the. >>who do not see talk to people who see a doctor but i'm not necessarily tested mmit contracted the disease and are recovering are speaking out describing their experience. >>as scary. a first i think for the ung and trong the disease is more like a heavy cold only that it is highly contagious causes panic in the us officials say 15 people tested positive for the virus. >>the most recent a case in
texas. the patient return on a charter flight from china on february 7th and is currently under quarantine and they are receiving excellent medical care. >>they were of course not happy to learn of their diagnosis. last night more than 600 people who return on charter flights from the epicenter of the virus wuhan china are under federal quarantine. >>officials say there's a good chance the us will see more cases and coming weeks. an atlanta. i'm darryl forges reporting. hundreds of cruise ip passengers stranded at sea by coronavirus fears cheered as they finally disembark today they were welcome to cambodia. >>the westerdam was unwelcome anywhere else even though operator holland america line said no cases of the cove at 19 viral illness had been confirmed him and it's 1400 plus passengers and 800 crew members officials say 414 passengers will leave the port and flied to cambodia's capital before traveling to
their final destinations there is a bay area woman on that cruise ship and initially flights out of san francisco to mainland china were set to stop after tomorrow, but now air china says the department of transportation approved its adjusted flight plan it allows for travel from beijing to the united states but only on tuesdays. >>thursdays fridays and sundays, a plan is in effect now through march 28. they would come forward we continue our coverage of the coronavirus we post the latest updates and there is information on how to protect yourself. we have the very latest on our website at kron 4 dot com just look for the corona virus tab under news. the park police are searching for a suspect in an unprovoked assault on a passenger. these surveillance images of the man. our from bart police and police say the suspect got on the train at the coliseum station then started walking and talking with a woman. on board when the man got on the train at the fruitvale
station. the suspect started talking to both a man and a woman and investigators say the suspect then punched the man and started a fight. the suspect if the victim with a chain and got off that at the lake merritt station the victim was taken to the hospital. but later released. today john powell, the man accused of murdering wilson on a bart platform returned to the witness stand he was combative during cross examination that his behavior alternately prompted them to remove him from the witness stand his ground force has a levy on talk to a key defense witness about what happened in court today. >>i'm here to get justice for my sister 62 >>the defense's key witness let people wilson is speaking to the media for the first time since the trial began against john kao for the 2018 stabbing death of her sister nia wilson at the macarthur bart station in oakland cal is facing a murder charge and an additionalattempted murder
charge for the stabbing of the teeple wilson at that same bart station the defendant briefly returned to the witness stand thursday to be cross examined by the prosecution that people wilson was in the courtroom and describes what happened when a project his feelings on >>the reader has the goods. it's no means no beating around the yes, video is expanded tory, the stark these young ladies and he murdered however wilson family friend be actors says cal's ratic behavior on the witness stand stop the video from being played right before the moment neil was killed he continues to him. >>answer questions and tell the whole courtroom as he read out to get caught and what he's doing it and he acts like he's crazy john kao eventually erupted on the stand and was removed after using profanity while addressing the da reed
told him know that. >>if you talk to him like that he said that >>size and manipulates after that episode john kao did not return to the witness stand for the afternoon session at the alameda county superior courthouse in oakland haaziq madyun kron 4 news. >>neil wilson's family believes a deadly stabbing stabbing was racially motivated. but the defense stands by its argument that cow is schizophrenics we just heard from cows and in an exclusive interview she shared with us. the difficulty that their family has been through dealing with him and this disease kron four's also money and is live now in the studio what we're hearing from the suspect's family. yeah for the first time and she explains that he is mentally unstable, but admits that he is dangerous but again is explaining that it's because of his mental health condition. >>that she's now blaming this deadly attack on essentially
again she's been saying that her own family really felt and at an easy in his presence and that he is really needed help for a very long time now blaming this on a lack of mental health help that's put him back out onto the streets. now ifyou remember before this trial eventually a court-appointed psychologist first-team dcal incompetent to stand trial. then late last year another evaluation revealed that he was which is why he is on trial today. our reporters inside the courtroom have described cal to be erratic aggressive. but aware today his on talk to kron 4 exclusively under the coition that her identity not be revealed about what life was like trying to handle him and his mental health. >>we've tried to get him a long time they just keep putting him back on the street, you know ryan on him at our because was i
>>he's there is care for the mentally families try to get some to shake. although police say pick some they keep those for a short timand put her back out on the his stag was in year. >>his aunt went on to say cal's own father is lucky to be alive that he would ask his parents 3 questions said if he wouldn't answer right away. he would think that they were aliens and claims that he went as far the setting is down in the head with a shovel to hear more from this interview in the latest on this trial. you can check out our website kron 4 dot com justine thank you so another story we're following tonight. when california voters passed prop 66 in 2016 it was designed to speed up executions. >>but little did voters know that governor newsome would put a halt to the death penalty which he did last year but a lesser known prision and proposition 66 is getting
implemented this month and it has some victims families crying file kron four's dan kerman live in our newsroom with more on this stand is kind of created a bit of a split between death penalty proponents. >>victims families some that we speak to are against this provision authors a prop 66 that were in favor of the death penalty. >>believe it should be they're basically in a nutshell it provides the opportunity for death row inmates to be transferred to other prisons in the stte to keep the cost down. >>from 66 was designed to speed up executions. but it also had a provision to deal with complaints that it was very costly to house intes at san quentin and the provision allowed death row inmates to be housed at other prisons in the state the purpose of the parisian was too part of the cost of the death penalty and. >>take away one of the arguments that the other side s using about cost as a reason to abolish the penalty. >>beginning this month death row inmates will be able to request transfers to one of 8
facilities approved by the department of corrections if approved thy can also apply to work and avail themselves of other rehab programs at the facility in sneak out victims themselves not to mention their families of all of these death row inmates. >>marc klaas whose daughter polly is killer is among those on death row opposes the transfer of death row inmates. so now gift is being given to the individuals and kill children to kill police to kill multiple individuals and that's the gift of being reintegrated into in general population in given the opportunity to participate in. >>work programs in rehabilitation programs. and that makes no sense to me but scheidegger points out the transfers will save money. >>and the real issue remains the moratorium on the death >>the main problem again is the governor's abuse of power.
was used uses a reprieve power for something that was never intended for. >>also as part of prop 66 they've upped the restitution for death row inmates from 50 to 70% so if they do end up working at their new facility that means additional money will be coming to victims families live in the newsroom. dan kerman kron 4 news stand. thank you. >>the big story tonight drought has returned to california because of the significantly dry winter mess, according to a new report. the us drought monitor says right now the central and southern sierra nevada and adjacent areas of the central valley are in a moderate drought. just a week ago normally dry status applied to the central valley, the san francisco bay area, the sierra as well as sections of the california oregon border, california has been joe free since early december you can see how much things have changed joining us now our chief meteorologist lawrence karnow boy is a little scary to be talking about jobs again yeah welcome
to are what we live with here i we go through those periods. >>of extremely dry weather and all of a sudden we get the rain come back and we'll now are headedback into dry period at least for the short part of this winter you can since the middle of the summer time we start to watch these things well we were looking good. we had a lot of rain last year a huge snowpack but things have changed you can see the drought conditions begin to develop it has been fairly dry since january and continues dry into february so not only that but look at the snow pack and this is really where we get our lot of our water running down the hills and filling the reservoirs are now run away behind only 62% of normal now in northern california, the central sierra 56% of normal only 53% of normal in the southern sierra nevada. so certainly we like to fill up that snowpack celine get to play that water coming down and philly up many of the dams and the rest of worst. around the bay area, san francisco now you're looking at 58% of normal rainfall at just over 8 inches of rain san jose only 42%
under 4 inches oakland, 45% of normal san francisco airport at 46% of normal now 68% of normal in santa rosa now if we get a couple of storm systems and we start to talk about the pineapple express the atmospheric river of course all the rain trouble could go away in her guys back to you. >>thank you so much it was 2 minutes of work and $3500 worth of a haul concord police are now asking for your help to catch a couple of perfume thieves you can see the alleged attack happening right here on fort sumter mall reports that the suspects may be tied to other shoplifting indents in the east bay. the veranda shopping center at off dimond boulevard in concord is the unfortunate prime target for thieves there's been shoplifting. frequently there before one of the store's most sirnificant losses happened at around noon on january 23th, 20 young man and a woman walked in headed for the perfume wall and start shopping apparently with no
intention to pay for what they were pulling off the shelves. they didn't have you care for. >>and people saw her police are saying or doing and want surveillance video shows an employee at the bottom of the screen helping another customer when the shoplifters entered the whole incident lasted about 2 minutes eventually another employee seems to recognize what was happening and appears to use a radio to reach out to someone. >>but by then the pair had already grabbed what they wanted. concord police corporal david petty says it's possle the 2 have been thefts reported in the city. he's asking for the public's help to put names to their faces some will call into our detectives i know these people. >>and were able to piece it together you know you know we can name and we talked to other agencies. >>can formulate some kind of plan and realizing what the history is. what kind of screening might be on petty says it's unclear if other
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>>here in california. it's estimated that there are 151,000 people without homes. that's about a quarter of the homeless people in the country. today in san francisco elected officials met to discuss ways to deal with this problem kron four's charles clifford has details. >>well here in san francisco on thursday assemblymember phil ting along with several elected officials including the mayors of san francisco oakland and san jose were at a budget hearing to discuss homelessness now traditionally helping people are homeless has fallen to local governments cities and counties with the state providing assistance but in governor newsom's new proposal he proposing a million one time payment that would be distributed by regional direors who would decide how that money would be used rather than the money going directly to local governments at today's budget hearing ch there was a discussion about how exactly to bland the way
it has been done in the past with what newsome is asking for at this point we have a proposal from the governor's office it's a little bit different than what we've been doing the last 2 years so as part of every budget process we're trying understand. >>why the departure from what seems to have been for the last 2 years building on past successes as well how does this the work that was done in the past also today's hearing, san francisco mayor london breed expressed her concerns that this would be a one-time payment from the state ongoing funding is necessary to make. >>a meaningful impact in the lives of people on the streets in this ongoing funding will allow the cities and counties across the state to continue the programs now governor newsome is also proposed using a vacant state property to house homeless folks and also trailers that the state has to provide temporary shelter he's also created a strike team to look for best actices and
the best ways to help out folks who are homeless. >>for now in san francisco charles clifford kron 4 news. >>the alameda county district attorney will not press charges ainst 2 moms for housing activists and to supporters misty cross tony king and to supportersof the group were arrested during their eviction that was on january 14th, the attorney representing moms for housing called the move. the right result. but says now the sheriff must do the right thing and release all of the reports to the public and that the public has the right to know the justification for the mothers arrests. >>a small group of people in the east bay is no longer homeless, many of them have now moved into tiny homes in yward at least 6 people will be getting in to these tiny homes get their keys and move in they were screened by many agencies, including the first presbyterian church of hayward homes are a little larger than a roomba smaller than an apartment there furnished with and come with a small complete
with the cook top as well as a bathroom and a shower, the tiny homes will put together by volunteers with donated materials, these tiny homes are low cost to they will only cost their renters $200 a month with a maximum life of say of 18 months. hillsborough police are asking for your help identifying this man, a suspicious person was reported near crocker school on monday about 00:45am in the morning a student was approached by a gray or silver sedan and the man depicted in the sketch as the student if he needed a ride the boy refused and says the man then drove away from the area. if you have information on who this might be you are asked to call police. california's latest high-speed rail business plan is causing bipartisan frustration among state lawmakers, our capitol bureau repoer ashley zavala explains why. >>and this is really a mass in
front of this state lawmakers from both sides of the aisle thursday airing out their concerns with california's high-speed rail project the latest buiness plan calls for an extra one billion of the billion bullet train project, themmediate plan includes completion of a line from bakersfield to merced said by 2022 with plans to connect san francisco to los angeles by 2033 the high speed rail authority citing inflation and a better cost estimate for the latest bump in the projects bottom line i think that there are a lot cities in the like to see. >>justified some state lawmakers are now calling for an oversight hearing to sort out some of these issues meanwhile aembly republican whip devon mathis thursday introduced a bill that would do just that for the duration of the project i'd like to know more about the ridership numbers. >>the ticket. >>because people seem strange, although democrats and republicans share frustrations over the project's latest development valley and coastal
lawmakers have different visions on how this money could be better spent better use of these funds could be. >>to delay electrification of the central valley line use that money instead on already prioritized high speed rail projects in the bay area and los angeles i guess we have to accept a railroad between bakersfield in. >>nurse and the sooner this is ended the sooner they make central california whole the high speed rail authority has until may to send a finalized version of the plan to the legislature in sacramento, ashley zava kron 4 news. >>coming upat 6.45 lawmakers on capitol hill are working to pass a new prescription drug plans the republican senator behind the effort and why some drug companies say the bill will hurt them. >>coming up recalling a line of its minivans what could go wrong.
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>>the strike is looming at safeway which could impact some 15,000 workers at stores across the bay area and beyond 95% of the union membership have now voted to approve the strike is it comes to that as kron four's rob fladeboe reports now the workers say they want higher pay and more hours. >>are paid on average from abt 9.50 to $22 an hour depending on seniority and what job they perform the for contract negotiations broke down the union rejected an offer of a $1.50 more per hour on average. >>brian pike is a meat cutter and says he and his co-workers ve earned or raise more than a buck 50. he says well ey offered a buck 50 over 3 years and we're already 18 months out of the contract. so but 50's on enough lucky 2.25 for meat